TINA CHANG’s most recent poetry collection is Hybrida (W.W. Norton, 2019). She is also author of Half-Lit Houses, Of Gods & Strangers (Four Ways Books), and co-editor of the Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. She served as Brooklyn Poet Laureate for over a decade […]
Victoria Chang’s latest book of poetry is The Trees Witness Everything (Copper Canyon Press). Her nonfiction book, Dear Memory (Milkweed Editions), was published in 2021. OBIT (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), her prior book of poems was named a New York Times Notable Book, a Time Must-Read Book, and received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry, and the PEN/Voelcker Award. It was also […]
Omotara James is the author of the poetry collection, “Song of My Softening,” forthcoming from Alice James Books, and the chapbook, “Daughter Tongue,” selected by African Poetry Book Fund, in collaboration with Akashic Books, for the 2018 New Generation African Poets Box Set. James’ poems appear in The Poetry Foundation, The Paris Review online, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series, LARB […]
Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif is the author of Customs (Graywolf, 2022) and Look (Graywolf Press, 2016), a finalist for the National Book Award. She holds degrees from U.C. Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University. She has received fellowships from the […]
Kaveh Akbar is the author of Pilgrim Bell (Graywolf Press, 2021) and Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books, 2017), and editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse (Penguin 2022). Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at University of Iowa and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson, and […]
Claire Schwartz is the author of the poetry collection Civil Service (Graywolf Press, 2022) and the culture editor of Jewish Currents. Her writing has appeared in The Believer, Granta, The Nation, Poetry Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2022 Whiting Award for Poetry and a Pushcart Prize.
Rachel Mannheimer was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where she works as a literary scout and as a senior editor for The Yale Review. Her first book, Earth Room, was selected by Louise Glück as the inaugural winner of the Bergman Prize and published by Changes in April […]
Warsan Shire is a Somali British writer and poet born in Nairobi and raised in London. She has written two chapbooks, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth and Her Blue Body. She was awarded the inaugural Brunel International African Poetry Prize and served as the first Young Poet Laureate of London. She is the youngest member of the […]
Bianca Stone is a poet and artist. Her books include The Mobius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House, 2018), Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Octopus Books and Tin House, 2014) and most recently What is Otherwise Infinite (Tin House, 2022). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and The Nation. She teaches classes on poetry and consciousness in Vermont, where […]
Ryann Stevenson’s first book, Human Resources, is the winner of the 2021 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, selected by Henri Cole. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Bennington Review, Columbia Poetry Review, The Cortland Review, Denver Quarterly, and Kenyon Review, among others. She lives in Oakland, California.
Yesenia Montilla is an Afro-Latina poet & a daughter of immigrants. She received her MFA from Drew University in Poetry & Poetry in translation. She is a CantoMundo graduate fellow and a 2020 NYFA fellow. Her work has been published in Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast and in Best of American […]
John Keene is the author, co-author, and translator of many books, including Punks: New & Selected Poems (The Song Cave, 2021), which received the 2022 Thom Gunn Prize from the Publishing Triangle and a 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and Counternarratives: Stories and Novellas (New Directions, 2015). A 2018 MacArthur Fellow, he teaches […]
Darrel Alejandro Holnes
DARREL ALEJANDRO HOLNES is an Afro-Panamanian American writer. His most recent play, Black Feminist Video Game, was produced by The Civilians for 59E59, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Center Theater Group, and other theaters and venues and won an inaugural Anthem Award. Holnes is the author of Migrant Psalms (Northwestern University Press, 2021) and Stepmotherland (Notre Dame […]
Chen Chen’s second book, Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency, is out now from BOA Editions. His debut, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017), was longlisted for the National Book Award and won the Thom Gunn Award, among other honors. His work appears in many publications, including Poetry and […]
Wo Chan, who performs as the Illustrious Pearl, is a poet and drag artist. They are the author of Togetherness (Nightboat Books, 2022). Wo has received fellowships from MacDowell, New York Foundation of the Arts, Kundiman, the Asian American Writers Workshop, Poets House and Lambda Literary. Their poems appear in Poetry, Wussy, No Tokens and the Margins. As a member […]